Jewish Care

Long-serving volunteer honoured

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

An 83-year-old grandmother who has given up 25,000 hours of her time to Jewish Care volunteering has received a prime ministerial award.

Barbara Waterman's Point of Light accolade recognises 45 years' service to the Stepney Community Centre, where she is volunteer co-ordinator.


Jewish Care volunteer honoured by David Cameron

By Sandy Rashty, July 23, 2015

An 83-year-old grandmother has received the Prime Minister’s Point of Light award for her voluntary work.

Barbara Waterman, from Hendon, north-west London, received the award, which recognises outstanding volunteers, for her work at Stepney Jewish Community Centre in east London – which has a declining Jewish community.


Volunteers get their moment in the spotlight at care awards

July 23, 2015

Presenting awards to some of Jewish Care's star volunteers, comedian and writer Ivor Baddiel paid tribute to those who helped his father, Colin, at the Leonard Sainer Day Centre in Edgware.

The centre supports those with dementia and Mr Baddiel said: "I know first-hand the work you do and the commitment, dedication, thought and, of course, care that goes into it.


Thousands turn out for a caring piece of cake

July 9, 2015

Jewish Care's biggest grassroots event of the year saw a record 4,500 people from London and the surrounding areas take part in its annual Great Jewish Bake Day, designed to raise awareness, involvement and, on a small scale, funds.

Cake was the unifying factor as pupils, staff, supporters, volunteers and clients - plus a dozen shops and kosher bakeries - engaged in a variety of activities link


Royal Jewish Care dinner raises over £5 million

By Barry Toberman, June 12, 2015

Jewish Care’s 25th anniversary dinner has raised a record £5.1 million.


Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Jewish Care at charity's 25th anniversary dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 11, 2015

The Duke of Cambridge paid a glowing tribute to Jewish Care at its 25th anniversary dinner tonight.

Addressing 1,500 people at the event at Alexandra Palace, the Duke praised "the real and loving care" the charity provided to thousands of elderly and vulnerable people.

He described Jewish Care as an outstanding organisation, before wishing it "mazeltov" on its anniversary.


Duke of Cambridge will be guest at Jewish Care dinner

By Rosa Doherty, May 28, 2015

The Duke of Cambridge will be the guest speaker at Jewish Care’s annual dinner next month, it has been announced.

It will his first appearance at a community fundraiser.

He is expected to deliver an address to guests at the event that will mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

A record 1,400 people are expected to attend.

The Duke will also meet the charity’s staff and clients.


London Marathon: They did it all for their well cared-for grandmas

By Josh Jackman, April 30, 2015

Richard Bernstein and Darren Brown had a powerful family reason to run for Jewish Care. They wanted to thank the charity for the care their grandmothers received at the charity's Vi and John Rubens home in Redbridge.


Planning is the key to beating loneliness

By Rosa Doherty, April 1, 2015

Social isolation is a growing problem in the community but it can be prevented.

According to Jewish Care, there are twice the number of Jewish people aged 60 and over compared to the general population, and one in three adults across the age spectrum lives alone.


Hunt for grave finally ends after 20 years

By Josh Jackman, March 26, 2015

A Jewish Care volunteer has found the unmarked grave of her aunt, killed in a First World War Zeppelin attack, after a 20-year-long search.

Janet Foster, a retired civil servant, plans to place a plaque at the burial site on June 3, the 100th anniversary of Leah Lehrman's death.

Ms Lehrman was 16 when she died in June 1915, on her way to work as a tailor in central London.